We performed an open, between patients, placebo controlled study in order to evaluate the effect of the treatment with the non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs indomethacin, diclofenac and naproxen on the concentrations of the cytokines IL-1 beta and IL-6 and of the neuropeptide substance P in plasma and synovial fluid of 24 rheumatoid arthritis patients. All patients had high synovial fluid cytokine and substance P levels, and high plasma cytokine levels at the beginning of the study. The treatment with the non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs significantly decreased both plasma and synovial fluid IL-6 and synovial fluid substance P in comparison to placebo, but did not affect IL-1 beta concentrations. This effect can participate in the therapeutic effect of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs in rheumatoid arthritis.

Plasma and synovial fluid interleukin-1, interleukin-6 and substance P concentrations in rheumatoid arthritis patients: effect of the nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs indomethacin, diclofenac and naproxen / P. Sacerdote, M. Carrabba, A. Galante, R. Pisati, B. Manfredi, A.E.Panerai. - In: INFLAMMATION RESEARCH. - ISSN 1023-3830. - 44:11(1995), pp. 486-490.

Plasma and synovial fluid interleukin-1, interleukin-6 and substance P concentrations in rheumatoid arthritis patients: effect of the nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs indomethacin, diclofenac and naproxen

P. Sacerdote
Primo
;
B. Manfredi
Penultimo
;
A.E.Panerai
Ultimo
1995

Abstract

We performed an open, between patients, placebo controlled study in order to evaluate the effect of the treatment with the non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs indomethacin, diclofenac and naproxen on the concentrations of the cytokines IL-1 beta and IL-6 and of the neuropeptide substance P in plasma and synovial fluid of 24 rheumatoid arthritis patients. All patients had high synovial fluid cytokine and substance P levels, and high plasma cytokine levels at the beginning of the study. The treatment with the non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs significantly decreased both plasma and synovial fluid IL-6 and synovial fluid substance P in comparison to placebo, but did not affect IL-1 beta concentrations. This effect can participate in the therapeutic effect of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs in rheumatoid arthritis.
Antiinflammatory drugs; Cytokines; Rheumatoid arthritis; Substance P
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
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